Figuring out a time-table to make work

It’s been hard working out time to sit down and actually MAKE ART WORK. But it’s not like i’ve not been making art! I’m getting contributors together to create a publication about the Art school in the art school in Syracuse, NY.  I’m trying to get teaching experience. I now work at Waterstones and thenContinue reading “Figuring out a time-table to make work”

i have to make this my 1st post in months

Alfredo Jarr’s ‘ The Marx Lounge’ at liverpool Biennale comes close to a Smizz hot Fantasy!  phewwww! The Marx Lounge includes recent publications provided by the UK’s primary radical publishing company, Verso Books, and copies of The Communist Manifesto translated into the minority languages of Liverpool. Activating the work is a lively discursive programme of talksContinue reading “i have to make this my 1st post in months”

What’s next, you ask?

So, now i’m out of the funk of degree show – I can now return to being a (semi) normal functioning member of society.  Having done a bunch of different shows – professional/solo/group/white cube/alternative space, I can now tell y’all that Degree Show is NOTHING like putting a ‘real’ show on. Well, there are obviously similarities,Continue reading “What’s next, you ask?”

POWERnoid

POWERnoid “That of the benefactor – of an ideological patron – an impossible place” – Walter Benjamin, The Author as Producer. The abuse of power comes as no surprise. May 6th 2010. It’s election night in the UK. Indeed, my first general election vote revealed to be a 1st for many who were turned awayContinue reading “POWERnoid”

Sleep’s for the faint-hearted

so i threw up a new website first page for OBJEKT publication that a group of us started in january. we’re slowly getting there! it will be worth it, promise. http://objekt.tk/

postcards wanna be’s: DID ART LIE TO YOU?

Just something fun to keep me entertained whilst I’m ill. My practice isn’t anything like this but I imagine that these are the beginnings of a really fun screen print series. Or postcards. There are more and some of these need re-designing .  but i’m feeling like i can get into this regular blogging again.Continue reading “postcards wanna be’s: DID ART LIE TO YOU?”

the beginnings of my thoughts on education, artworld, and institutional critique

Historically, industrialisation triggered the end of craft and design that in turn divided the makers from the thinkers.  Modernism allowed this transition.  As a result it made the concept of an arts education complicated. With Modernism ruling the market, a college education dominated this thinking, allowing years of psychological self regard to reaffirm the individual but unfortunatelyContinue reading “the beginnings of my thoughts on education, artworld, and institutional critique”

after another birthday

My friend Bwizz always thinks that every time a birthday of mine comes around, I see it as an opportunity to start something – a project, an adventerous piece of writing, ect – to convince myself that I am doing something that gives me some relevance to my existence and ambitions. He would be slightlyContinue reading “after another birthday”